Beef Meat, Raw Ground Bone, & Organ Meat: Beef Protein is an excellent natural source of Selenium, Vitamin B-12, Zinc, and Iron. The raw ground bone is a simple unadulterated source of Calcium and Phosphorus. OC RAW DOG Beef & Produce provides your companion with a flavorful variety. All have two sources for our beef, one is located in Texas, the other is local in the Los Angeles area.
Carrots: Carrots are good source of Thiamine, Niacin, Vitamin B6, Folate and Manganese, and a very good source of Dietary Fiber, Vitamin A, Vitamin C, Vitamin K and Potassium. Carrots are an excellent source of antioxidant compounds, and the richest vegetable source of the pro-vitamin A carotene’s.
Broccoli: A very good source of Dietary Fiber, Vitamin A, C, K, B6, Folate, Potassium and Manganese. Also a good source of added protein, Vitamin E, Thiamine, Riboflavin, Pantothenic Acid, Calcium, Iron, Magnesium, and Phosphorous and Selenium. T
Spinach: Contains Niacin and Zinc, and a very good source of Dietary Fiber, Protein, Vitamin A, Vitamin C, Vitamin E (Alpha Tocopherol), Vitamin K, Thiamine, Riboflavin, Vitamin B6, Folate, Calcium, Iron, Magnesium, Phosphorus, Potassium, Copper and Manganese.
Parsley: Parsley is a good source of Protein, Vitamin E (Alpha Tocopherol), Thiamine, Riboflavin, Niacin, Vitamin B6, Pantothenic Acid, Phosphorus and Zinc, and a very good source of Dietary Fiber, Vitamin A, Vitamin C, Vitamin K, Folate, Calcium, Iron, Magnesium, Potassium, Copper and Manganese.
Blueberries: This food is very low in Saturated Fat, Cholesterol and Sodium. It is also a good source of Dietary Fiber, and a very good source of Vitamin C, Vitamin K and Manganese. Blueberries also contain powerful antioxidants.
Alfalfa Powder: Alfalfa is a source of calcium, potassium and other trace minerals, as well as beta-carotene, vitamin K and various B vitamins. The plant also contains chlorophyll, and its leaves contain a number of other bioactive compounds including saponins and phytoestrogens
Chicken Meat, Ground Bone, Necks & Organ Meat: Chicken Meat is a highly digestible protein and contains essential amino acids – the building blocks for healthy growth and repair of the body. Containing natural levels of Calcium and Phosphorus. Also providing your dog with naturally occurring compounds Glucosamine and Chondroitin insure healthy joints.
Cod Liver Oil: This food is very low in Sodium. It is also a very good source of Vitamin A and Vitamin D. It also provides your dog with omega-3 fatty acids. Another benefit of cod liver oil is related to its vitamin E content.
Calcium Carbonate: Calcium Carbonate is the true complete food grade form of solid calcium. The AAFCO requires that any dog or cat food be equal in calcium and phosphorus. Chicken bone is not a naturally a one to one ratio. This is why we add calcium carbonate to increase the calcium ratios in the food.
Sardines: Sardines are one of the few sources of Coenzyme Q10 (CoQ10), a nutrient found the body’s cells. In addition to CoQ10, these little nutritional powerhouses are also ample sources of vitamin B12, selenium, omega-3 oils, protein, phosphorus and vitamin D.
Apple Cider Vinegar: We use Bragg Organic Apple Cider Vinegar and from their website they state Apple Cider Vinegar is rich in enzymes and potassium. LINK to benefits of Bragg Apple Cider Vinegar.
Lamb Meat, Lamb Trim, Ground Lamb Bone, & Lamb Tripe: Lamb is another good source of protein for dogs. Especially for dogs whom may be allergic to poultry. Lamb is a a great source of zinc and iron. And is a very good source of Vitamin B especiallyB-12. We source or lamb domestically and from New Zealand.
Pollok Fillets: This is a unique protein source for dogs. This is an excellent option for dogs with extreme food allergies or for breed specific applications. Dogs like Akitas or huskies who originate where fish are a major protein source do very well and thoroughly enjoy this fish. The predominate source of our fish is fillets from white fish which are very lean in fat. White fish is rich in a number of B vitamins such as niacin (B3) and pyridoxine (B6). White fish is also rich in several essential minerals such as iron, phosphorus, selenium, and iodine.
Green Beans: Green Beans are an excellent source of vitamin A and vitamin C valuable antioxidants. Green beans offer additional antioxidants in the forms of manganese and a variety of cartenoids and flavonoids. All of these in tandem make green beans an antioxidant powerhouse. Beyond their antioxidant benefits, the high levels of calcium, vitamin K, magnesium, phosphorous . And, to boot, green beans pack in a bunch of dietary fiber into a few calories.
Pumpkin: Pumpkin is incredibly rich in vital anti-oxidants and vitamins. This vegetable is very low in calories yet good source of vitamin A, flavonoid poly-phenolic antioxidants like leutin, xanthins and carotenes. It contains no saturated fats or cholesterol; but is rich a source of dietary fiber, anti-oxidants, minerals, vitamins. It is also an excellent source of many natural poly-phenolic flavonoid compounds like alpha and beta carotenes, cryptoxanthin, lutein and zeaxanthin. Carotenes convert into vitamin A inside the body. Zea-xanthin is a natural anti-oxidant which has UV (ultra-violet) rays filtering actions in the macula lutea in retina of the eyes. Pumpkin is rich in B-complex group of vitamins like folates, niacin, vitamin B-6 (pyridoxine), thiamin and pantothenic acid and is also rich source of minerals like copper, calcium, potassium and phosphorus. We utilize the whole pumpkin including the seeds which are a good source of dietary fiber and mono-unsaturated fatty acids. In addition, they are very good in protein, minerals and many health benefiting vitamins. The seeds are an excellent source of the amino acid tryptophan. Tryptophan is converted to serotonin.
Papaya: Papaya contains Vitamin C, Calcium, Vitamin A, Phosphorus and Potassium. As well as containing vitamin E and K. Papaya contains enzyme health benefits which come from papain and chymonpapain, the two very important enzymes of the fruit. Out of the two, papain is the most abundant and most active. The antioxidant nutrients such as vitamin C, vitamin E and beta-carotene.
Honey: Raw honey has 27 minerals, 22 amino acids and about 500 live enzymes in one table spoon. Unlike processed and refined sugar, honey is easily digestible. Honey also helps to metabolize fatty acids.
Cranberries: Have several health benefits. They contain a compound that prevents microorganisms from adhering to cells of the urinary tract. They have what researchers call “anti-adhesion” properties. Cranberries
Rabbit Meat: Is classified as poultry. Like chicken or turkey but is extremely lean with more protein and significantly less fat. But unlike the common proteins of chicken and turkey dogs and cats who are allergic to poultry can usually digest rabbit without allergy symptoms. Other benefits of rabbit meat include the following: there is no cholesterol found in rabbit meat making it a fantastic option for dogs who have a history of cardiac disease. Rabbit meat contains fewer calories when comparing ounce per ounce of chicken, turkey, beef, and lamb making it a fantastic option for dogs needing to lose a few pounds without significantly cutting the portion size.
Olive Oil: Olive oil is rich in monounsaturated fat and antioxidants like chlorophyll, carotenoids and vitamin E scientists have identified a compound in olive oil called oleuropein which prevents the LDL cholesterol from oxidizing. It is the oxidized cholesterol that sticks to the walls of the arteries and forms plaque. A study published in the January 2005 issue of Annals of Oncology has identified oleic acid, a monounsaturated fatty acid found in olive oil, as having the ability to reduce the affect of an oncogene (a gene that will turn a host cell into a cancer cell). This particular oncogene is associated with the rapid growth of breast cancer tumors. The conclusion of the researchers was that oleic acid when combined with drug therapy encouraged the self-destruction of aggressive, treatment-resistant cancer cells thus destroying the cancer. LINK to one study. LINK to another medical journal.
Unlike other fats, which are associated with a higher risk of colon cancer, olive oil helps protect the cells of the colon from carcinogens. A study published in the November 2003 issue of Food Chemistry Toxicology suggests that the antioxidants in olive oil reduce the amount of carcinogens formed when meat is cooked. Olive oil is also linked to lower triglyceride levels. LINK to one study. LINK to another study.
Goat Meat: Not only is goat meat lower in total fat and cholesterol, but it is also lower in saturated fats than traditional meats. Less saturated fats and a relatively high proportion of total unsaturated fats make goat a very healthy meat choice. According to the Harvard School of Public Health, saturated fats (bad fats) increase the risk for cardiovascular disease and other chronic conditions, while unsaturated fats (good fats) improve blood cholesterol levels, ease inflammation, stabilize heart rhythms, and play a number of other beneficial roles. LINK to study.